Ewww! Who thought of that title? I guess I did. And I want you to spend the same amount of time, i.e. seconds, thinking about the drinks you're going to serve. You're going to be wrestling a turkey, for heaven's sake, you don't need to worry about complicated potables.
The easiest aperitif is a little pomegranate juice in the bottom of a champagne flute. Fill with domestic champagne or prosecco or ginger ale for non-imbibers. Garnish each glass with a frozen raspberry. (It’s a garnish that you don’t have to play with.)
Here is a wonderfully EASY punch. 1 part orange juice, 1 part cranberry juice, 1 part something fizzy - seltzer, sprite, ginger ale or the diet equivalent. THEN scoop in a pint of American Orange Sherbet. Not sorbet, not granita - SHERBET. It makes it foamy and really good. (Thanks, L, for that idea.) I like frozen raspberries in that too.
Put any individual juices you’re serving in pitchers, and garnish them with frozen raspberries and, if you have the energy, a good squeeze of fresh lime juice. It brightens up the flavor amazingly. Skol!